Whole Wheat Pumpkin Apple Bread

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Whole wheat pumpkin apple bread with coconut oil and half the sugar of traditional recipes!  This delicious bread is a tasty breakfast or snack.  Turn a loaf into muffins if you would like!

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Apple Bread with spices and chunky apple slices

Tender and lightly sweetened tasty whole wheat pumpkin apple bread is the perfect snack when you want two of your favorite fall flavors in one delicious bite!

I woke up dreaming of this tasty bread and thought that I would squeeze in some baking time before getting on with my birthday activities yesterday.  It was a perfect morning listening to music in my pj’s sipping on coffee while dicing up an apple.

What a great way to fill the house with the homey smell of pumpkin spices!

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Apple Bread with spices and chunky apple slices

Pumpkin is such a great source of fiber and a healthy dose of Vitamin A in it’s natural state, and I really wanted to keep some of those robust aspects intact so I healthified this bread just a bit by incorporating coconut oil with unsweetened applesauce, whole grains, and chunky apple pieces.

Adjust the sweetener to your preference

My recipe only calls for 1/2 cup of sugar, which may be quite a bit lower from some of the other bread recipes you’ve enjoyed.  Even with the low amount of sugar this bread is still a treat and tastes like one!

The apple also adds some sugar, so I think this bread is perfectly balanced, but feel free to add more sweetener or swap it for maple syrup or Stevia if you would like.

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Apple Bread with spices and chunky apple slices

Have you tried baking with whole wheat pastry flour? It’s such a nice way to add whole grains to baked goods keeping the tender fluffy texture without the the heavy twiggy taste of whole wheat.

Interested in mixing up the flavors?  Try using Apple Pie Spice in place of the Pumpkin Pie Spice. Both are so flavorful!

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Apple Bread with spices and chunky apple slices

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Apple Bread
 
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Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • 2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ - 1 cup sugar (or sugar alternative like Maple Syrup, Truvia or Stevia)
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1 can (15 ounce) pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • ¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 large apple, peeled and diced
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 8½ x 4¼ inch loaf pan.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk flour, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl mix together eggs, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, coconut oil, and apple sauce. Add the flour mix into the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Fold in apples.
  4. Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the center clean.
  5. Cool on a cooling rack before slicing.

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Apple Bread with spices and chunky apple slices

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Apple Bread with spices and chunky apple slices

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5 Comments on Whole Wheat Pumpkin Apple Bread

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    Valerie says:
    October 7, 2016

    This looks delicious and so moist. I would love to try it.

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    Kristi says:
    October 8, 2016

    This sounds delicious! I’ve never had apple pumpkin bread before. This is exciting! My kiddos really enjoy all things made with apples. I will have to try this.

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    Joy says:
    October 9, 2016

    I love baking with whole flour, but have yet to use coconut oil, this bread sounds like a great excuse to give it a try and looks amazing!

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    October 17, 2016

    I love the apple chunks baked within the bread! It ads texture and crunch that is more subtle then adding a nut.

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